House re-elects Boehner speaker

Jan 3, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

The Ohio lawmaker won a second, two-year term as leader with 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.

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